Tile, tile and more tile installation is what's been happening at the Nordeast Nest. It's incredible to be at this point, watching the house become the home we envisioned. With Ryan and Kurt tiling in full swing upstairs, Tarek took on the task of painting the basement ceiling and walls. A few days later, the basement is bright and one step closer to becoming the kids' playroom. Exterior painting is also in progress, and that should be done next week.
Last time we wrote, it was cool outside and warm inside the passive house. Now we know that the house performs well in the reverse circumstances too. The cabinet-maker commented that the air-conditioning felt good as he carried in more kitchen cabinets on a hot and humid evening. Ryan responded that we didn't have the air conditioning fired up yet, but "it was just cold two days ago." After the house gets electrical service this week we could put the minisplit AC/heating system to use, as needed.